Happy Friday, friends! I hope you enjoy my 5 things for you this week…let’s get right down to it….
1// Kid Activity: Rocket Launcher
This weeks fun new addition was this Rocket Launcher! The boys and I loved it! The launcher shoots the rocket very high up into the air and has a moving ball attached to the launcher so you can change the direction of where you want the rocket to go.
2// Mother’s Day:
I had a wonderful Mother’s Day from start to finish. I slept in and woke up to this cute face…
I enjoyed my coffee while having a raspberry sweet roll! My parents got these rolls a lot during my childhood so they taste nostalgic to me.
My boys couldn’t wait to shower me with cards and gifts. After my coffee I enjoyed this special time with them.
I then called my Mom to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day and to explain my gift to her. I gifted her StoryWorth. I heard about it from a Podcast I listened to. The process of this gift takes a year to build. Every week for a year they will send my mom a question for her to answer and submit in. At the end of the year they bound together all her responses into a nice keepsake book. I think it will mean so much later in life to have these special stories from my mom and for her grandchildren to read about her.
I went straight from my coffee to Bloody Mary’s and they were delicious, thank you Jason!!
Breakfast is my love language, lol! I love it and I love eggs any style but my favorite egg dish is Eggs Benedict!! Jason has made them for me a few times over the past 15 years we’ve been together but this round was his best yet!
After brunch we hit the pool! We had so much fun together being silly, listening to music and enjoying being together out in the sunshine!
After several hours in the pool we had a family zoom call with our Gimeno Florida Gator Family! It is always so awesome to see them, even if it is only through zoom right now.
Jason then whipped up some dinner for all of us…it was simple and delicious and my filet mignon was cooked perfectly!
After dinner we watched “Back to the Future III”, we started Friday night with the first one and Luke LOVED it and every night of the weekend he requested we watch the next Back to the Future movie.
3// Kid Experiment: baking soda, vinegar, empty glass bottle, and a balloon
Every week I’m going to try to come up with a new experiment to do with the boys at home to show them how science is fun and interesting.
This week I choose to show them how different ingredients can cause a chemical reaction.
It was a simple experiment and my boys enjoyed it. For right now, we are aiming to do one experiment per week.
We have enjoyed baking banana bread while at home recently but I was in the mood to change it up. I wanted to try baking a new bread with fruit that was in season.
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup of strawberries
- the juice and zest of one lemon (2 tbsp juice & 1 tbsp of zest)
- 1 1/4 cup of flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350
- Spray a loaf pan with spray
- Get out a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Beat in your sugar and oil. Beat in your strawberries. Stir in the lemon juice and zest.
- Get out another mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt and mix together with a fork.
- Slowly beat the flour mixture with the strawberry mixture until fully combined.
- Pour the combined batter into the greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes
- Allow the bread to cool for 20 minutes before removing it from the pan and slicing it!
- Original recipe can be found on the Mix and Match Mama website HERE
5// Bianca Visor:
The time has come where us girls need to protect our faces while out in the sun and I LOVE this visor! It comes in two colors and I have both of them and I wear them so much! I wear them on walks or when playing outside with my boys and a ton while I’m hanging out in the pool. It travels well, you can bend and scrunch it and it will go right back to its normal shape, I highly recommend this awesome visor. You can find it HERE.
Have a great weekend, friends! Do you have any fun plans? I know some areas are starting to open up….not so much in California yet, we are opening up at a slow pace. I hope you are able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful world we live in!